Chief Executive Carrie Lam was herself awarded the Grand Bauhinia Medal in 2016, when she was chief secretary. Photo: Edward Wong Chief Executive Carrie Lam was herself awarded the Grand Bauhinia Medal in 2016, when she was chief secretary. Photo: Edward Wong
Chief Executive Carrie Lam was herself awarded the Grand Bauhinia Medal in 2016, when she was chief secretary. Photo: Edward Wong
Justin Bong-Kwan
Opinion

Opinion

Justin Bong-Kwan

Hong Kong’s honours system must be recognised as a colonial legacy in disguise

  • Although British chivalric orders have given way to Hong Kong’s own honours, the system remains a problematic symbol of inequality and social divisiveness, and needs to be revamped

Chief Executive Carrie Lam was herself awarded the Grand Bauhinia Medal in 2016, when she was chief secretary. Photo: Edward Wong Chief Executive Carrie Lam was herself awarded the Grand Bauhinia Medal in 2016, when she was chief secretary. Photo: Edward Wong
Chief Executive Carrie Lam was herself awarded the Grand Bauhinia Medal in 2016, when she was chief secretary. Photo: Edward Wong
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Justin Bong-Kwan

Justin Bong-Kwan

Justin Bong-Kwan is a practising barrister based in Hong Kong and a freelance writer.